A coach’s job is to train amateur as well as professional athletes and to teach them the fundamental skills of the sport they play. A coach’s goal is to improve and perfect the athlete’s form, technique and stamina. Coaches prepare athletes for competitions by arranging practice sessions when they can …

When you have a love for sports and teaching others to stay fit, a career in athletic training may be the right course for you. Athletic training is ideal for those who love to play sports without planning a career in playing professionally. As an athletic trainer, you’ll typically have …

Teen boys looking to lose weight should stay away from extreme diets and weight-loss supplements. These are usually ineffective in the long run, and some may even harm your ability to grow to your greatest potential, according to MayoClinic.com. The safest and healthiest way to lose weight is to burn …

At this point in human history, a 12-inch (30-centimeter) rise in sea levels isn’t hypothetical. Instead, it’s a matter of when it will happen and what’s going to happen afterward. Sea-level rise stems from two factors, both of which result from climate change: thermal expansion ¡ª in which the ocean …

Podcasting may be the ultimate democratization of radio. Anyone with an Internet connection and some inexpensive audio equipment can produce a podcast and make it available online. While we’ve already covered the process of finding, downloading and listening to podcasts in How Podcasting Works, this article will fill you in …

Miniature golf is generally enjoyed by those looking for friendly entertainment but is taken more seriously as a competitive sport in a variety of professional leagues. Across the globe, you’ll find families, teenagers and couples as well as experts playing this skilled putting game. Mini golf or putt-putt golf does …

Heart bypass surgery is the most common type of heart surgery in the United States, according to the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston. The procedure reroutes or “bypasses” blood around blocked arteries to improve blood flow and oxygen to the heart. Exercise is an important …

Some sports — such as soccer — are contact sports. Others, like football, are collision sports — they encourage even rougher physical impacts between competitors. Wrestling actually qualifies as a combat sport. In combat sports, two athletes use their physical strength directly against each other, attempting to force the other …

Gino Marchetti’s father reluctantly allowed his son to go out for high school football, warning him, “Gino, whatever you do, stay out of the other boys’ way so they no hurt you.” Although his boy made the varsity team, the elder Marchetti refused to go to any games, certain he’d …

Gender equality in scholarship funding has caused some of the most heated debates in collegiate sports. Women have been fighting for equality in college sports for decades, because of sexism and other social issues. With the passage of Title IX and the inception of the Women’s Intercollegiate Athletic Association (WIAA), …